Saturday, January 23, 2016

Absolutely myriad decades of single word cliches around the globe

"Myriad" now joins the other single-word cliches littering our written and spoken language: From a hed on an Alternet story: The Myriad Ways Political Corruption and Mass Incarceration Go Hand and Hand.

What's wrong with plain old "many"? Nothing, since it's more familiar, less pretentious, means the same, and has only two syllables instead of the three in myriad.

See also this and this.

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